” Old Friends” won an award of Excellence and is featured at
the Manhattan Arts International “HerStory” 2018 exhibition from June 20th to August 20th 2018.
“Old Man” became one of the winners of the 2017 AMERICAN ART AWARDS juried by America’s 25 Best Galleries & Museums. Artists from 56 countries competed.
This sculpture is in a private collection.
Standing still at dusk
Listen … in far distances
The song of froglings!
― Yosa Buson,
“Japanese Garden” was created in 2016. An unusual composition combines beautiful 3D landscaping and a One-Of-A-Kind figure sculpture of a young Japanese woman, sculpted with polymer clay and pained with acrylics. Her kimono, shoes and paper umbrella are very precise replica of traditional Japanese clothes and accessories.
This composition won 4th place in an International art competition.
“It is with your feet that you move… but it is with your heart that you dance…”
This one-of-a-kind figure sculpture is a 2016 Golden Award winner at the International Dolls Show in Asheville, NC. As do all of my sculptures, it creates emotions and tells the story. It is a dance of a liberated woman who says “I’m free, beautiful and sexy!” She is having so much fun … you can almost feel the atmosphere on the dance floor, hear the music and see the guests cheering her on. You can feel happy just watching her.
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!”
― Humbert Wolfe
This figure sculpture has an exaggerated, cartoonish features, and it is one of my new lines of fine sculptures — “moving” dolls or dolls in stop-motion positions. I designed and made his sculpted gloves and shoes, felt hat, knitted scarf, wool coat, and inverted umbrella to suggest a brisk winter windy day.
The man is leaning towards the wind, trying to hide his face in his warm scarf. The bending tree has very few leaves after the strong gusts of wind. The man is holding on to his hat which is about to be blown away; the wind already inverted his umbrella. “Realistic Water” partially covers the base to create puddles with floating red and golden leaves.
This sculpture is in a private collection. A quote from the collector:
“…Piece is incredible. I have been collecting doll art for many years now and I have never seen a piece such as you created. I have nothing showing motion/movement. .. thank you and I am proud to add your piece to my collection.”
” If you tickle the earth with a hoe she laughs with a harvest.”
– Douglas Jerrold
Farmer Joe is a down-to-earth character. He has a happy and kind face with lifelike stubble beard. He is a hard working man, as you can see from his rough hands with dirt under his nails.
His shoes are dusty and his overalls are showing signs of wear. You can even see that he is wearing an undershirt with a paint spot on it. He is leaning slightly over the fence, and he is watching something with amusement… but what?
Farmer Joe was featured in Art Doll Quarterly Magazine, May/June/July 2017
Bip The Clown
“Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?”
Marcel Marceau (1923 – 2007)
“Bip The Clown” is a portrait figure sculpture of my beloved French mime Marcel Marceau, who was not only the great actor but also a beautiful person. The motion of the doll represents the Mime’s famous “arms in the air” posture. His clothes were carefully designed and sewn as a replica of Marcel’s theatrical clothes – striped pullover middy and white pants. His hat is a replica of Marcel’s famous hat in worn burlap with a single red flower on top.
Wearing sculpted ballet shoes – a trademark of the Bip the Clown – his face is painted with dramatic white, black and red colors to replicate Marcel’s thick mask of white pancake makeup and charcoal-lined eyes accentuating his wrinkles.
Bip the Clown was featured in “DOLLS” magazine, April 2017
“Between the worlds of men and make believe I can be found.”
Dan Fogelberg Scarecrow’s Dream
This is a fantasy figure of a beautiful mysterious forest creature with feathered wings. She is partly human, delicately covered with a see-through cheesecloth dress with ornaments, bracelet and ring. Instead of traditional hair, she has feathers that suggest a hint of exotic wildness.
Sitting on a log, her mesmerizing eyes notice something, perhaps you. Who or what is she? That is a question that we would like to ask her…
“Forest Creature” – was selected by the juror into 30th National Juried Exhibition and was displayed in the South Cobb Arts Alliance Gallery, August and September 2017.
This is a commissioned sculpture for a big fan of the Red Skelton show. One of America’s favorite characters of The Red Skelton show that was a television staple for two decades, from 1951 to 1971, was Clem Kadiddlehopper.
Quote from the buyer:
“I am the very proud owner of this original art sculpture created by Alla Bereshkova. The sculpture is a near-perfect replica of a favorite comedian of mine when I was a child, Red Skelton. Lady A sculptures have been aptly described as “motion in art”. Her dolls in particular look as if they could come alive at any moment.”
In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.